My House

Welcome to my house! Click the pics and links to see posts about each room:

Julia's Sunroom in the Summer |

How I Wash My White Slipcovers & More FAQs About My Sunroom Answered

Fall in Julia's Sunroom

Decorating My Sunroom For Fall

Decorating my Sunroom for Christmas

My Home Office makeover cvr

This is Where the “Blog Magic” Happens

orange line with Craftsman house


The Playroom Board & Batten


The Day the Monkeys Took Over the Playroom

Springtime in My Dining Room

My Dining Room in the Spring

Hooked on Houses Julia's dining room fall

My Dining Room Decorated for Fall


My Dining Room at Christmas


My Bathroom Tile FAIL

My Master Bath Reveal

Fixed! How My Master Bath Turned Out

orange line with Craftsman house


My Bedroom Makeover

Hooked on Houses Julia's family room fall

My Family Room in the Fall

My Family Room BEFORE

My Family Room Makeover

Are You Hooked on Houses?

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Adela October 14, 2012 at 1:56 am

I’ve bumped into this website today by accident looking for a Green Card apartment photos and I’m amazed!Always when I see such a blog – fashion or design – the first thing I’m looking for is some pics of the blogger him/herself. I don’t like people who only “preach” about the rightest and coolest design and never show their own style! I have to say I love your house and I appreciate you’ve posted even personal pics from your own home – thank you!


hookedonhouses October 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

Thanks, Adela! Nice to hear from a new reader. :-)


Sam October 18, 2012 at 4:49 am

I was looking for photos of the Mr and Mrs Smith house on google and I clicked on a website and it took me here, I saw at the top the tv/movie button so I clicked it and thought I was in heaven! I clicked on a few movies I had heard about and love what you do!
I love your house, you decorate so beautifully, Thank you for sharing your home! I read your one word description post and thought that was fun!
This is my favorite website now! :)


hookedonhouses October 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Always love hearing from other people who love the TV and movie houses as much as I do! Nice to see you here, Sam. Thanks for taking the time to say hello! :-)


Sam October 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

No problem :)

the Mr and Mrs Smith post is great! You do such great jobs on all of the tv/movie posts!
You have made me hooked on houses! Thank you for that, I love it! Haha


Alie B October 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Hi Julia,

I just wanted to thank you for such an informative and welcoming website. With all the hate and negativity one encounters on the net, it’s wonderful to come to a place where people are of like mind and share without fear of backlash or rudeness. I find myself gravitating here when I need a little boost in my day or evening. I love that you have let us into your world by sharing photos of your own lovely home.


hookedonhouses October 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Thanks, Alie! Your sweet comment just made my day. :-)


Bridget October 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Your home is beautiful, and I look forward to visiting you more often.
Thanks for showing that everything does not have to be high end to be pretty.
With kids and pets in our lives, that is the way we “real” people live.


hookedonhouses October 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

Thanks, Bridget! I appreciate that. :-)


chris w November 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Your house is gorgeous!


hookedonhouses November 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

Thanks, Chris!


Snev November 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Your blog is one of my greatest pleasures. I spend hours on here and not feel the least bit guilty afterwards. I have become obsessed with the New York mansion featured in the movie Just Wright, starting Queen Latifah and a Common. The movie itself is a predictable romantic comedy but the NYC home of the character Scott MckNight has become an obsession of mine. Unfortunately, I cannot find any info on it on the web. Have you seen the movie? Would love to hear your thoughts on this house that I cannot get out of my head? Hope all is well.


hookedonhouses November 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Thanks, Snev! I don’t know anything about “Just Wright.” I looked it up on and all it says is that it was filmed in New Jersey. Sorry I can’t help with that!


Dawn November 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm


Actually I too LOVE the mansion from the movie Just Wright; however, it was to appear that the movie was set in Jersey, but was actually filmed in NYC. If that helps, like the previous reader, I would love to know more about this home.

Many thanks,


ART November 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Nice site.. like the movie houses.. Have you ever come across the gorgeous brownstone in the movie “End of Days” with Arnold Schwarzenegger.. It was Christine York’s home in the movie – I know sounds a bit out there.. but the interior of the brownstone was definitely something to admire.. cozy and elegant..


chrissie November 7, 2012 at 8:52 am

Your blog gives me such happy times Julia. Being disabled I spend a lot of time on here. You are my guilty pleasure.
Thanks so much.
Chrissie X


hookedonhouses November 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

Thanks, Chrissie! I appreciate that! :-)


Lisabu November 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Wow! I Googled the house from The Family Stone last night, after watching it for the 2nd time, thinking I wouldn’t find anything on it and, voila! There you were! I just watched Step Mother the other day, as well, and was in love with that house (linked off of Family Stone house). I also adore the house from Something’s Gotta Give. Funny to see someone else who thinks like I do. These houses are always in my head. I will have to check out the others to see if they’ve affected me, as well, and I just forgot about it. Enjoying your website. Fun!


Amber Burkett November 9, 2012 at 2:10 am

You’re home is beautiful! Very nice comfy flow to it. I stumbled across your website after doing some research on the “Dan In Real Life” Jamestown, Rhode Island house, which I just simply adore! I’m addicted to the movie because of the house and the warm feeling it brings, like a loving, lazy, cozy, snuggely type of feeling. But, I can not seem to find anywhere what kind of style that home is. Might you know? I’d really like to find house plans that resemble this home’s style.


Saskia November 11, 2012 at 2:56 am

Wow! What a great site! I was actually looking for the town and the beachhouses they shot the series Revenge in and discovered it is not actually there :-) glad I discovered that now, we are planning to visit the the Hamptons some day and we do not have to go look for it! Great fun to have a peek in these great American houses, we do not have those kind of houses overe here. Thanks, keep up the good work, I love it! Warm regards from the Netherlands, Saskia


hookedonhouses November 11, 2012 at 8:29 am

Nice to hear from a reader in the Netherlands! Thanks, Saskia! :-)


ShakeyMae November 17, 2012 at 7:06 am

Oh my goodness….I found you!! I stumbled upon your site, I can’t recall how long ago – a few years back. I remember saying aloud, “My people! I have found my people! I’m NOT the only crazy like this.”. I spent hours perusing your treasure chest of a site. Before I realized it was too late, one link lead to another and off you went into the ether. I hadn’t even taken time to bookmark or remember the site name. Fast forward a year or so and I find you again. Hooray!! Then Boo! – I did the same stinkin’ thing again. Grrr. But today, I don’t know how I got here (the one link leading to another thing…) one click and you’re back. You’re also bookmarked now. There are imitators out there, but they ‘re not here…and here is GOOD.


hookedonhouses November 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

Ha! I love it. I do that all the time and try to retrace my steps to figure out where a certain site was that I liked but can no longer remember the name of. So glad to see you made it back here again. Thanks for your kind comments, too–you made my morning! :-)


DressedUpButtonedDown November 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I am such a fan of this blog. It was my jumping off point to so many others. Thank you for the inspiration!


Hannah November 27, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I came across your blog via a google search, and I love it! I’m also a house-lover, and find that I can’t get enough decorating ideas, open houses, floor plans, and anything else home-related. Luckily my husband is a broker so I can look at houses as a looky-loo without driving a realtor crazy :). Thanks for the inspiration, I have a feeling I’ll be visiting again!


hookedonhouses November 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Nice to hear from a kindred spirit, Hannah! Thanks for stopping by! :-)


Peggy December 4, 2012 at 10:16 am

I love this website as I am truly Hooked on Houses! I love my home and have always loved houses. I am thinking of repainting my living room walls and am considering a soft, glowing yellow. I noticed your living room walls are a great shade of yellow. Do you know the color name/brand? Thanks for this website, it’s so much fun to peek into other people’s homes!!


hookedonhouses December 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

Thanks, Peggy! The walls are actually a tan color called “Pecan” by Eddie Bauer (I got it at Lowe’s). I actually intended to paint it yellow and went through 3 or 4 shades without finding the right one. Gave up and went with this instead! :)

Good luck with yours!


Shawn December 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Noticed these guys use some of what appears to be your content on their commercial page. (Incorrectly, in fact) Coincidentally, their ad pops up on your page, sometimes. That’s good, I guess? Anyway, just thought you’d like to know.


hookedonhouses December 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

That’s interesting. I hadn’t seen that site before (or the ads for it). Thanks, Shawn!


Autumn December 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Not or he first time have I said this but your house is so awesome and “homey” I just looked at ths year’s diningroom pictures and it is stunning!!!
It is nce to know hat others can make their home look as beautiful as yours on an Ikea and Target budget.

Merry Chrismtas
Brenda Barnum aka “Autumn”


Harris January 12, 2013 at 7:21 am

I love what you’ve done to your house.


Jan January 15, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Just found your website


Karen January 18, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I accidentally came across your website looking for something else. I just love your home. Thanks for sharing it. I too love daisies (they were on my bridal gown, veil and my flowers). I continue to like daisies to this day. Someone told me years ago that daisies were “me”. And my first cookie jar was a strawberry, but unfortunately it broke because of moving so many times. At one time I actually had a strawberry themed kitchen. I’m so glad there are other people out there like me. Even when I was a small child, I loved to look at home plans and my mothers Better Homes and Gardens. I love your sunroom. I had thought about removing a deck and replacing it with a sunroom…less maintenance?


Phyllis Johnson January 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Love your blog. Please sign me up to receive new posts.


Jacqui February 9, 2013 at 9:51 am

Found your fascinating blog while looking for info on ‘that little black dress’ in ‘Something’s Gotta Give’. No success with the dress but finding the house on Hooked on Houses was far more satisfying. Scored 100% on the quiz. So pleased to find someone else like me all the way over there in Ohio. Could this possibly be your first comment from Africa?


hookedonhouses February 9, 2013 at 10:29 am

I have a few readers from Africa, but not many. So nice to hear from you, Jacqui! :)


Jennifer February 12, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Do you know where I can get an etagere like the one in Olivia Pope’s living room? I’ve looked everywhere!


hookedonhouses February 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

Sorry. No idea!


Debbie G February 25, 2013 at 12:54 am

I love your website. Took the quiz and said yes to almost every question!!!
I just had my kitchen and bath remodeled. They did a great job in bath with the tile on the floor. It was beige. My kitchen tile was same color, bit different tile. But on the backsplash and the floor, they used brown grout. We had the same problems. I have been sick so we have not gotten to it. But I feel like they should have had to fix it and he would not come back to do it. I was really annoyed as well as sad. But I guess he is not the only one. My dad owned a home store with carpet and tile, paint and wallpaper. My mom was a designer so they worked all sorts ot miracles. He would never have left a mess like that. Grrr.
At any rate, love your home and your blog.
See you again soon!
Debbie G


hookedonhouses February 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

I feel for you! It’s so disappointing when something like that happens.

Nice to hear from you Debbie–thanks! :)


J.B. Lawence February 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Like to see the Jumanji house. Also Meet Joe Black, Downton Abbey, and the Munsters 1313 Mockingbird lane.


hookedonhouses February 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I have featured Downton Abbey. You can find the link to it and all the other movie and TV houses I’ve written about here:


Victoria February 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Where is the kitchen??


hookedonhouses February 27, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I’ve never featured it. I like my kitchen but I’ve never felt it was really “blog worthy.” Ha. Maybe someday! :-)


Elle Jay See March 2, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I LOVE this site! I could spend hours here…
I’ve watched many of these movies repeatedly all because of the house! I’m devastated that the house in It’s Complicated is so expensive lol. Thank you for taking the time to bring this site to us!



Claudia Persi March 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

Hi, I am new here on your blog!!!! Love it and I just subscribed. Hope you can come and take a look at my blog and if you like it please join in .:)
I will be posting soon my LA trip with a few movie locations and celebrity homes. Hope you can come and take a look.


Romina March 28, 2013 at 7:58 am

The other i was looking for pictures of the holiday cotage anf found your site, I was so happy that I downloaded all the pictures and watching the movie decided to make a bluprint of the cottage and I think it will be able to see by the end of this week on my facebook page, so if you w.ant to see it. Just go.
Buena pagina


Lynn April 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Would love to see a picture of Designer Hilary Farr’s Home in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Thank you


hookedonhouses April 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm

So would I! :)


Karen Ruff April 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm

I would love to see pictures of Candace Olsen’s house of Divine Design. I believe she lives in Canada.


Chuck April 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Your home and your website are wonderful; thanks for sharing all your hard work with so many of us who love architecture and have often found the sets in many productions to be among the most important characters. Two I have been unable to find anything about are the wonderful Art-Nouveau mansion from “Casper” and the setting (and one redeeming quality) of a 1999 film called “The Haunting” with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and expertise.


Jamie April 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I just yesterday became addicted to your website. My husband and I are currently looking for our dreamhouse on a small budget and in an effort to manifest what I was looking for I wanted to look at specific houses from movies that I love. Your website did that for me. Also, today, I finally looked at the pictures of your home. It is like a dream. Very beautiful. Thank you for your fun, up-beat and informative website. I’m a forever fan!


Sara May 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

I’m a huge fan of your blog! I would have to say it’s my guilty pleasure. Thank you for sharing photos of your home. Although you’ve stated you are not a designer, I would just love to have you add your two cents to my home. You truly have a knack for adding splashes of color to your rooms in a very “put together” way. Hopefully, I’ll be able to take a few more risks with my decorating style. Thanks again for sharing Julia!


Pam June 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I love your site! I found myself alone in my house tonight, teenagers all out, husband golfing….had the best time exploring all the houses. How fun!!


hookedonhouses June 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

Thanks, Pam! :)


Fatima June 13, 2013 at 10:51 am

Dear Nate, my name is Fatima and I’m 11 years old. I do not have a mother, and I and my father live together. We are from Bosnia and Herzegovina and live in Brcko. I really love to watch your show, and I love to create new things. I like to have everything arranged, but I’m not able to pay for it all. My father is an old man and he retired. His pension can serve only for bills and food. Now we still have some other expenses, so we are not able to arrange my room, because his pension $ 206. My room is uglier because he painted blue, I have white curtains, posters were pasted on the walls, shelves the rubble that is blue, the furnace is brown and two sofas are brown. My room was very ugly Nate. Help me to the office without spending a lot of money, for example, do something that will brighten up my room. Certainly not understandable written because I’m sending this via Google Translate. Help me. Fatima.


hookedonhouses June 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

I’m afraid you got my site mixed up with Nate Berkus’s. Sadly, his show was canceled last year. You can read about it here:


charlene tomic June 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi, Julia:

I emailed you before about having seen the Ennis House in L.A. (House on Haunted Hill) as well as the Richard Neutra house from L.A. Confidential………..and we talked about how much we love locales. But, I had not seen your section on funny MLS pix since my husband is in real estate. I was LMAO on those…………….and also give you kudos for showing how HIDEOUS that Hildi grass on the walls episode was. Those poor people. Did Trading Spaces reimburse them for the mess??????????


Nancy Austin July 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I just discovered your website tonight and I can’t stop reading it! I looked at the pictures of your personal home. You are very talented!


hookedonhouses July 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Thanks, Nancy! :)


Brenda July 8, 2013 at 6:11 am

Obviously I am not Julia (the owner of the site) but all of us hardily welcome you!! I stumbled onto this site a few years ago and can say without hesitation that it is the best site “out there!”
I look to my in box everyday and have never been disappointed!


hookedonhouses July 8, 2013 at 7:40 am

Thanks, Brenda! :)


Jenn July 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I just came across your blog and I’m in love with it!!! I’m totally snooping through everything like right now!


hookedonhouses July 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Hi Jenn! Nice to see you here! :)


Shirley August 20, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Your home is nice and love the bench in master bathroom. I am obsessed with sofas. I have one in almost every room, three in my renovated garage room, love seat sized one in my kitchen area. My bathroom is not big enough for bench/sofa so I put a picture of a sofa on wall.


Pam September 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I’ve been looking for a blue and white pinstripe chair for my guest room. I found one on the Blissery site, that I love. However, I have no idea how to find that chair and ottoman. I’ve emailed them also. I did save a picture of it.


hookedonhouses September 16, 2013 at 10:10 pm

Did you see it on my site somewhere? I’m drawing a blank…


Pam September 17, 2013 at 10:13 am

I found the picture on Blissery. I wish I could attach the picture for you to see.


Marilyn B. Bryant September 28, 2013 at 5:58 pm

I am 70 years young, love design and finding this on my I Pad was a delight to say the least. Candice you inspire me every time I watch you on HGTV in Minnesota. I wish I could send you my Condo photos. I combined lace with stone,teal, purple,w/naturals. Using texture and crystal, also black and grey. change with the seasons. Being a floral designer most of my life, I use floral wreaths in all my designs, and dementional murals on walls. I love life, and so enjoy your wonderful gift and creativity you share with all. You are so special, and a true artist. thank you for sharing you talents. hugs, Marilyn from Mapplewood , Mn. 55109


emma October 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

Nice site, I just tripped over it. I’m seriously hooked on houses. I’ve almost finished building ours, just some more decorating to go! Have a look, hope you like – probably a bit older than your locals ;)


hookedonhouses October 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

Wow, looks like you’ve done a ton of work on yours. Hat’s off to you, Emma!


Andrea October 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

No need to say its very awesome house you have, all humans on earth have common dream that is own house. so go through this blog ( and search your own house in Europe. I found this blog last month and real all post listed in this blog, and now I am so aggressive to buy my own house and now I am working on it and making money. I love house like your, thanks for share it.


Michelle December 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

How do you keep your house so clean and clutter free???!!!!


hookedonhouses December 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Well, I clean up before I take the photos. That helps. Ha. :)


schüco January 7, 2014 at 7:54 am

Colorful is very nice and makes feel happy and healthy. Very beautiful home you have!


Misty @Throughthedutchdoor January 23, 2014 at 11:47 pm

I came across your website and bookmarked it about a year or so ago and never really clicked around. I liked the house post you did on the Parenthood homes. Tonight I clicked through it and I have to say I’ve been here for an hour. Your home is lovely! You are house obsessed like I am!! I love all the movie/tv houses you did and the funny real estate photos I can sit through for hours. I’d love to see you feature the Craftsman from the 1990s show, My So Called Life. I always loved that house.


hookedonhouses January 24, 2014 at 7:06 am

Thanks, Misty! Nice to hear from you. I remember that show! :)


sue February 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

What part of Ohio do you live in?
I love looking at all of the houses. Your home is beautiful!


hookedonhouses February 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

The Southern part. Thanks, Sue! :)


Lisa February 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Hi, Julia
I saw your living room photo posted today, 2/7/2014 on your blog – the rug on loan from your dining room looks very nice! You’ve done a great job on your home. Love the hardwood floors. I hope you find the perfect rug! Lisa in Indy


hookedonhouses February 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Thanks, Lisa! :-)


Lisa in Indy February 8, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Hi, Julia
Great fun on a cold, snowy day enjoying all your home make-over photos! Such perseverance and creativity you and hubby have! Nothing seems to be daunting, but I would have been like you – almost in tears – after the master bath tile floor’s black grout splattered the woodwork! But you had the perfect solution and it looks wonderful. Not to be picky…. but had you considered making your electrical outlets the same color as your teal walls rather than the little white outlets that kinda distract from the room? Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts!!


hookedonhouses February 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm

I never thought about the outlets. You mean paint them to match? I guess that never bothered me enough to notice!

Thanks, Lisa. Nice to hear from a reader in Indy. I used to live there and love that area. :)


Lisa in Indy February 8, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Hi, Julia!
Thank you for taking the time to respond! Well, I would paint the outlets – just unscrew them (carefully so you don’t shock yourself) and paint them – especially on the edges. When they’re dry you can put them back. I think you’d be happy you did it so they don’t distract from your accessories.

A few years ago, I read an article about Marilyn Monroe who shared that when she was dressed to go “out”, she would look in the full length mirror and the first thing she noticed (maybe too much jewelry), she would remove. My sister and I use that when we’re doing Feng Shui and de-clutterizing. Anything that stands out, goes.

Were you an Indy “native”? I should say: “Hoosier”? I’m not but moved here almost 3 years ago from my home state of Delaware after my pharma mrktg job was eliminated and I took early retirement. My Mom and 1 sister & her family here (Carmel). I have a sister w/family near Philly. My son & family live in St. Paul. Mom’s a Hoosier by birth but my parents moved to Indy in 2001 from DE because of my Dad’s Parkinson’s and to be near my sister.

I live near Trader’s Point. Still having adjustments getting used to Indy, finding a job. There is a LOT crime here! ugh. Where are you?
Have a great week end.


hookedonhouses February 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm

No, we’re not Hoosiers — we just lived there for five years when we were first married. Part of that time we were living in Carmel and really liked that area. We went back to Indy to visit last summer and were surprised to find things like the canal and all the nice bike paths downtown that hadn’t been there before.

Good luck with the job hunt!!


Lisa February 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Hi, Julia
Yes, there are a lot of neat things going on downtown. We’ve enjoyed the Symphony, & the Palladium is a beautiful venue in Carmel for concerts, etc. (check it out online). My sister & I like the consignment shops, especially the ones in Carmel (one on Meridian near her). Her boys are at Carmel H.S. – 5,000 students! Crazy.

We’re a big Purdue family….Dad, sister, uncles, cousin & my son & wife. Mom’s an IU alum. Thanks for the good wishes. I enjoy all of your blog – especially the sets from famous movies. Your Lily must be growing up…in ’06 pics she was 6!

Thank you for the kind wishes…I’m interested in non-profits like food banks such as “Second Helpings” so hope for a job in that area.



Jeffrey March 9, 2014 at 1:47 am

Love you site! I was wondering if you had any photos, floor plans for the Bates motel house (from the movies or the tv series?)

Thank you very much



hookedonhouses March 9, 2014 at 7:55 am

Sorry, I don’t.


Colleen April 26, 2014 at 10:31 am

I just found your website yesterday when I was looking for houses used in movies. I took the quiz to find out if I am hooked on house, and I answered “yes” to nearly all the questions. So happy to learn that there are others out there like me!


hookedonhouses April 26, 2014 at 10:39 am

Hi Colleen! So glad you found us here! :)


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Elizabeth Sagarminaga May 30, 2014 at 1:35 am

I just love everything about your family room! The new flooring just warms up the whole room! Love the color you chose, too. Lovely window treatments and your decor are simply splendid. Leaving the majority of your glass windows bare allows plenty of light to transmit throughout the room. Great post.


Susan Eidam July 4, 2014 at 7:13 am

Just wondering, Julia, as I have so enjoyed watching the sunroom project from when it was just a dream and an idea in your creative minds’ eye; now that you’ve lived with it through the seasons, would you do anything differently?
I ask because I closed the Guesthouse at Blue Moon Farm last year and undertook a big remodel project connecting our main house to our guesthouse to make a master suite. The breezeway in between is perfect for a screened porch or sunroom. I’m just wondering if I should go the extra mile and money to make it a year-round heated & cooled space for a sunroom, or if a screened porch gets me just as much pleasure. Your thoughts?


hookedonhouses July 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

Hi Susan! If you’re really planning to use the space a lot, I highly recommend adding insulation, windows, heating and cooling to it. It’s made our sunroom MUCH more usable year-round than it would have been. We had a screened porch at our last house and got quite a bit of use out of it, too, when the weather cooperated, but we practically live in the sunroom now. It’s nice to be able to have “real furniture” out there and not have to worry about it every time it rains or snows. Best of luck with yours!!


Jennifer February 22, 2015 at 2:06 am

I love this site! Just randomly found it while googling “father of the bride house decor” while watching the movie. I must ask, if I submit a picture of a troublesome spot in my home would you suggest a solution? Or rather just tell me what you would do? It’s a decoration issue. I have two tall and deep alcoves in my living room and I can’t Decide what to put there.


hookedonhouses February 22, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Hi Jennifer! I’m afraid I’m not a decorator or designer — just a writer sharing some of my favorite houses. I wish I could help!


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